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Turkish Americans
Amerikalı Türkler
The 27th Annual Turkish Day Parade (2008) in New York
Total population
230,342 (2016 ACS)
More than 1,000,000 (2012 estimate by the former US Commerce Secretary John Bryson)
Regions with significant populations
Predominantly Sunni Islam (including practising and non-practising)
Minority Alevism, other religions, or irreligious

^ a: Government immigration figures on the number of Turks in the US are not fully reliable because a considerable number of Turks were born in the Balkans, Cyprus, and other areas of the former Ottoman Empire. Furthermore, there has been more recent Turkish migration waves of Meskhetian Turks from the former USSR.

Turkish Americans or American Turks are Americans who come from families with ethnic Turkish backgrounds.

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